About Ujjain

A city famous for its King Vikramaditya

Ujjain a City of Temples

One among seven holy cities of Hindus.

Ujjain is a city of famous king Vikramaditya and his loyal Kalidas. Kalidas is known for his poetry skills even today. Ujjain is known for its great cultural and spiritual importance like Varanasi or Benaras. Ujjain, the erstwhile state capital of Malwa region is now also one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Situated 190 km west of state capital Bhopal. Ujjain is also known for its Simhastha Kumbha Parva (Kumbh Mela).

Ujjain, the summer capital of yesteryear's is a popular tourist destination today. Although permanent population of Ujjain is low it receives large number of tourists. During peak days, on an average 10000 tourists visit the place. Apart from this, on the occasion of religious fairs held on Nagpanchmi and Mahashivratri nearly 5 to 10 lakhs pilgrims come to Ujjain.

Ujjain, the city of Mahakal, previously known as Avanti, Kushsthali, Kanashringa, Bhaumvati, Padmavati, Pratikalpa, Amaravati, Vishala, Avantika and Ujjayani is considered to be among the holy cities in India. The only south-facing idol of Mahakaleshwar, regarded as the God of all the deities and demons alike, is situated at Ujjain. The Adi Purana describes Ujjain as the most sacred city on the earth. The city has been a seat of learning where all disciplines of knowledge have flourished since time immemorial.

Ujjain is well-connected by rail, air and road. It is on the Western Railway and is connected by direct train to most major Indian cities. Ujjain has an air strip. The nearest airport is Indore Airport. The road network is developed with other parts of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain is connected to Indore through SH-27 and SH-18 Dewas-Badnawar passes through it.